Jenny Uechi

Jenny Uechi is Managing Director of Observer Media Group.  She is a special reports writer for National Observer.

Stories from creative writing workshops at Onsite

I facilitate creative writing at Onsite, the detox centre just on the upstairs of Insite on East Hastings Street. The workshop is organized by Megaphone magazine, a street paper sold by homeless and...

Susan Heyes "shocked" by "travesty of justice" after Canada Line appeal rejected by Supreme Court

Susan Heyes expressed her disappointment that The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal in her fight against the Canada Line SkyTrain builders. "The legal system has let us...

Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival: books you need to read

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival is showcasing novelists, non fiction writers and poets whose work was released in the last year.  Books and authors to look out for are...

Jen Sookfong Lee talks about burlesque, Asian stereotypes, and the Vancouver International Writers Festival

Vancouver-based author Jen Sookfong Lee is a lot different in person than I pictured her while reading her latest novel, The Better Mother, a romantic and sensuous story about the...

Occupy Vancouver: Live blog

5:47: Crowds thinning (some people staying overnight), Granville Skytrain packed, but some awesome photos from our former VO intern Brittany Tiplady here: photos by Brittany Tiplady 4:50: A sign...

Vivian Krause explainer

Vivian Krause, a resident of North Vancouver, British Columbia, is a controversial Canadian blogger who has worked in public relations for the salmon farming industry. She currently describes herself...

Tides thrust into #OccupyWallStreet spotlight

Tides, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, has been thrust into the spotlight by reports and rumours about billionaire investor George Soros helping to fund the Occupy Wall Street movement. Conservative...

Tides Explainer

Tides  U.S. is a nonprofit organization that works on the world's most critical issues, supporting grantees and programs that are central to North America's  nonprofit infrastructure and...

Eric Walters brings fun and authenticity to children's books

He's authored 70 books, translated internationally, and is one of the most prolific writers in Canada. From bullying to fast food, 9/11 terrorism to life in Africa, Walters' books tackle every...

Egyptian film "18 Days" provides insight on Occupy Wall Street movement

The movie "18 days", which screened on Sunday at the Vancouver International Film Festival is about Egypt's miraculous revolution that overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak. But...